Friday, July 20, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-White Sox Wednesday preview

Tonight: vs. White Sox

8:10, U.S. Cellular Field

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Blake Snell (6-8, 3.65)

WHITE SOX: RH Miguel Gonzalez (4-7, 3.83)

On Snell: Coming off five scoreless innings vs. Yankees, only second time he got that far in last six starts. Averaging 19.4 pitches per inning, most in majors (minimum 75). First start vs. Sox.

On Gonzalez: Former Oriole makes fifth start since returning from DL stint due to sore groin. Has allowed 170 baserunners in 1262/3 innings. Is 6-4, 3.02 in 15 starts vs. Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. GONZALEZ

Logan Forsythe 3-for-12

Kevin Kiermaier 3-for-14

Evan Longoria 8-for-33, HR

Alexei Ramirez 2-for-7

WHITE SOX VS. SNELL

None have faced

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Comments
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